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Issue 36 
November 15, 2012 


g^S 1 RCC is a sponsor and 

participant in the Community 
College Humanities Association 
(CCHA) Conference held November 15-17th at Le 
Meridian-MIT Hotel in Cambridge. On Thursday, 
Professor Rhonda Gray conducted a tour of the Black 
Heritage Trail for out-of-town conference attendees. Dr. 
Brenda Mercomes will introduce noted scholar 
Dr. Marjorie Garber, the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor 
of English and of Visual Environmental Studies at 
Harvard University. Dr. Linda Turner will welcome 
conference attendees to Boston and Cambridge on 

David Updike and Mekonnen Meshesha are attending 
the conference. Miguel Coren, IT, is providing technical 
support for the conference workshops. Library Director, 
Mark Lawrence, arranged for the College to donate the 
use of three projectors for 

the duration 

of the j§— 

CCHA was founded in 1979 
to promote the study of 
the humanities in two-year 
colleges. The only 

association in the country 
with that mission, they 
hold a conference in the 
Northeast every three or 
four years. 

Visit the conference 
website at www.ccha- 



RCC has just signed a new articulation 
agreement with Cambridge College. The 
exciting benefit is that Cambridge College will 
accept all of our Associate of Arts Degree 
programs when our students transfer. 

Visit the Cambridge College website at 


For those of you who 
remember Boston's 
Elevated Orange Line, 
the Dorchester 

Historical Society, 195 
Boston Street, will 
offer a lecture and a 
film on Boston's 
Elevated Subway. The 
program will be offered on Sunday, November 18 th at 
2:00p.m. For more information, go the Society's website: 

Watch the 28-minute video "Conservation of 
Matter: The Fall and Rise of Boston's Elevated 

November 22: Thanksgiving 
November 29: Faculty Meeting with 

VP Mercomes 
November 29: RCC Basketball Home 

December 13: Deadline to submit 
proposal for TLSD Conference 

Did you know . . . steel from the Orange Line was 

used to build the Roosevelt Bridge in Arizona. It spans 

1,080 feet across the lake and is the longest two-lane 

single-span steel-arch bridge in North America. 

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As the Search Committee for the new President 
of RCC moves forward, we are seeking input 
from various sectors of the college community. 
Please attend one of the brief open meetings 
listed below to share your unique perspectives 
and suggestions so that we can use this critical 
information as we begin the important task of 
choosing the best candidates for the position. 

Constituent Questions and Answers Sessions: 
What do you believe the next President of RCC needs to 
accomplish will take place on: 

* Tuesday, November 20, 8:30am - 9:30am 
Academic Building #3, Faculty Lounge (Room 424) 

* Wednesday, November 28, 5pm -7pm 

Student Center Building #4, Old Cafeteria (2nd Floor) 

Each speaker is asked to limit his/her oral comments to 
no more than two minutes to allow the greatest number 
of people to comment. In addition, constituents are 
requested to submit written testimony to the committee. 

For more information contact Shelly Johnson-Payne at 
(617) 541-5304, 


Because of your votes and show of support, we are happy to 

announce that Broadcast Media Technology student Tashanea 

Whitlow has been named as one of the top 5 finalists in The 

Rhode Show's Search For a Star. The finalists will continue to 

compete to be the next co host of The Rhode Show. Let's 

continue to show her our support as she works on attaining her career goals in Broadcasting! 

Find out more at show/search for a star/finalists/sfas-top-5-finalists-announced 

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RCC's track team is one of the most 
dominant in the region - we have 
the national champion in the 100m 
and 200m among Community 
Colleges and we have some of the 
best runners in the region. 

Please come by the Reggie Lewis Center gymnasium and 
support your student-athletes for their home games and 
events. They are a great group of young men and women! 

Upcoming Basketball Home Games 
Thursday, 11/29 

6pm— RCC Women Vs. Bristol* 
8pm— RCC Men Vs. Bristol* 

* BNN Televised Games 

Thursday, 12/6 

6pm— RCC Women Vs. Northern Essex 
8pm— RCC Men Vs. Northern Essex